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still suffering in the aftermath of super attorney sandy. the house voted 354-67 to provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed. all the no votes came from the republican side of the aisle before the vote took place republicans and democrats from new jersey and new york, the state's most affected by the storm rose to your honor it's patsage and condemned speaker john boehner for dragging his feet on the bill. >> this legislation is vital. this is not a handout. this is not something that we're looking forward to as a favor. we're asking to be treated as victims in other storms and natural disasters have been treated. >> the insurance runs out in one week. what are we going to do, wait for one week and then act? who the heck are you kidding? >> eliot: for more i'm joined by congressman greg meeks and one of the leaders fighting to get these dollars back to those who suffered from the storm. congratulations, you won. >> we did today, but there is a lot more to do. as you know, eliot this is $9.7 billion as you indicated for flood insurance. but we have a bigger amount, $51 billion
sandy, t the disappearing ice slights at the north pole becoming ever harder to ignore but science and facts continue to demonstrate that yes climate change is real. so no one should really be surprised the last year was the hottest on record for north america, shattering the old record by one entire degree. that may not sound like a lot but keep in mind, if the world's average temperature increases by 5 degrees scientists think sea levels could climb as much as 20 feet causing cities like miami new orleans, to go the route of atlantis. skeptics keep on being skeptics. you are right. climate change science is a sinister conspiracy by the entire world scientific community to slightly reduce corporate profit by convincing people that air pollution is bad. that makes a lot more sense. joining us now via skype is heroic environmentalist and founder of 350.org the man who's become the leading face in the movement to raise awareness about climate change, bill mckickin'. it is an honor to have you here on the program. >> very good to be with you. >> john: is it worst that we broke the rec
hurricane sandy devastated three states in parts of more. nine weeks. how can we treat an entire region of the country this way? it is the most disgraceful action i've seen in this house in the 20 years i've been here. there is no excuse for this. none. it is a betrayal of the people of those states. it is a betrayal of the people of the united states. it is the betrayal by the speaker, personally, of the members of this house not to permit a vote. i have never seen an action like it. i hope i never see it again. >> eliot: that was my guest congressman jerry nadler eloquent as always on the floor of the house yesterday laying the blame squarely on speaker john boehner for the further unprecedented delay in hurricane relief funds. congressman, there's been some progress because of the outpouring of rage that was -- your speaker symbolic of that. where are we now in the effort to get sandy relief funds? >> we now have a commitment from the speaker and how much the commitment is worth remains to be seen because he br
that 2012 was the warmest year on record, and a historic year for extreme weather like hurricane sandy global warming is an issue demanding attention. and and this just in. hilda solis has stepped down as labor secretary. fortunately for the senate's calendar, attorney general eric holder kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki announced they are a saying. president obama plans to stay too. now they just have to get those appointees approved and the controversial bills passed in the face of entrenched republican opposition in both houses of congress the biggest the big from mitch mcconnell said, i quote the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. none of these issues will have the kind of priorities as spending and debt over the next two or three months. in other words this does not concern you. we're joined by the heroic charles pierce contributing write for "esquire" and author of "idiot america." good evening to you. >> good evening to you. >> john: the president has an ambitious agenda guns, immigration which angers all those people who want to use those guns to sho
'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," more than three weeks have passed since the sandy hook shooting. still no meaningful gun legislation. but still something is happening, the faces who will lead the fight for the remormon has begun to emerge as has the faces of those who will fight against them. some of these faces are new. some are expected, and all of them will play a role in what is going to become one of this country's most passionate and telling debates. >> jennifer: i'd like to start tonight by introducing you to christina taylor green she's an energic third grader with a passion for dancing and baseball. she's the only girl on her little league team, and girl after my own heart she has a keen interest in politics, which is why two years ago today christina taylor green went to meet her congressional representative gabby giffords. on that day the same spray of gunfire that hit giffords killed christina green. the pain of losing a nine-year-old child is simply unimaginable. but her mother is turning her own heartbreak to a call to action in an new ad today. >> the san
since the sandy hook shootings, and said for the first time since then, the connecticut legislature was back in session. governor dan malloy made on emotional plea to lawmakers some of them from newtown itself a plea to take action in memory of the victims. >> and yet in the midst of one of the worst days in our history, we also saw the best of our state. teachers and a therapist that sacrificed their live pros texting students. a principal and school psychologist that ran into harm's way. our brave connecticut state troopers, newtown's local law enforcement and firemen and others that responded courageously when called upon. sorry. >> jennifer: it's okay. it's heart breaking. but it also offers some hope that connecticut will move forward on gun control legislation whether or not washington does. and it's not just connecticut. in new york governor andrew cuomo also called for strengthening gun laws including ban on assault weapons. >> we are proposing today common sense measured. and i say to you forget the extremists. it's simple. no one hunts with an assault r
first major vote congress did pass legislation to help sandy victims, a $9.7 billion package, and the majority of republicans did vote for the plan presumably bending to significant public pressure. but about a third of the republican caucus actually voted against it. against a bill to help hurricane victims, and that includes some major figures like representative paul ryan. that is just one of the many signs of fracture within the republican caucus which is still reeling from yesterday's tough fight over the reelection of john boehner as speaker. he may have prevailed, but not all of his members were happy about it and one member of the anti-boehner attempted cue got caught red handed. he was caught writing a message on his ipad where he listed republicaned he thought could be convince to join him in opposing the speaker. the title of the document was called "you would be fired if this goes out." in the end it did go out, but nobody got fired. he didn't get what he wanted and many of those on his list ultimately threw their support behind john boehner. b
'm jennifer granholm. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shootings, you recall the nra suggested all schools install armed guards to prevent a similar tragedy. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> jennifer: of course wayne lapierre went on to suggest that there should be armed personnel inside our schools, and our next guest thinks that's a good idea. bob marshall has drafted legislation that at least one person be armed inside of our schools in virginia. welcome inside "the war room." >> it could also be a good lady with a gun as an off-duty deputy sheriff proved last week when someone entered a theater with a gun. >> jennifer: which is better from your perspective? should be it an armed teacher? an armed guard with a gun? would the armed person have prevented the sandy hook tragedy in your mind? >> let me give you the background? virginia there are 1980 public schools. we have 552 a
at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut last month the nra said to place a good guy with a gun -- >> some of those at fort ord. >> stephanie: right. also columbine. she says i recently visited some latin-american countries that mesh with the nra's vision where guards with guns grace every lobby, storefront, atm and restaurant and gas station. has not made the countries saner or better. guatemala, honduras, venezuela have some of the highest homicide rates in the world. >> what a coincidence. >> stephanie: oh no. you mean wayne lapierrre could be wrong about something? a society that is relying on guys with guns to stop violence is a sign of a society where institutions have broken down said an expert, it is shocking to hear anyone in the united states considering a solution mald make it seem more like colombia. somalia. perfect. as guns proliferate legally and illegally, people seem more terrorized in guatemala. riding a public bus is a risky business. more than 500 bus drivers have been killed in robberies since 2007 which tracks organized crime in the americas to c
it but this is what happens when stuff fades, when you forget the horror of sandy hook and you just -- when you start to hear details of this kind of stuff it brings it all home again. that's why we cannot let this fade. you talk about mental health being an issue, how about the mental health issues the policemen are going to have that had to go into sandy hook first or the aurora theatre. colorado police officers testifying about what they found. that's the thing is they think oh, well don't talk about that stuff. it is politicizing it. it is not politicizing it. it is what is the reality of this? and you look at that guy. you're like how did that guy jared loughner, how did that guy get a gun? that's all of the background check you need. just look at him! anyway -- >> you're discriminating against the criminally crazy. >> stephanie: i apologize -- i debated whether i should read some of it but it is on the paper and i'm sure a lot of people heard it and heard the testimony but this is the reality we're talking about. you remember that was the first thing we said, chris about sandy hook, imagine wha
's insanity. lastly we go to the republicans on hurricane sandy. >> yes, the bill that did not make it out of congress which drove christie and other members of congressing to crazy $9.7 billion was approveed of the $60 billion they were asking for. what is amazing who voted against it. 67 people, all republicans. first of all paul ryan, you'll remember him. he ran for vice president this year. this is paul ryan who has voted for unfunded wars. paul ryan who has voted for tax cuts for the rich voted against the sandy relief package. stephen palas iszzo. this is what he had to say about it. some of the counties in the fourth congressional district have been the hardest hit by isaac. we cannot thank them enough for the support. he's from biloxi and he votes against it. >> cenk: this proves my point on the republican party. they have no principle whatsoever. it's me, me, me. if i need the money like the wall street needed the money then they need a billout. new york and new jersey, i don't give a damn about them. >> sam graves, this is after flooding in missouri. we write you in support of go
in the wake of sandy hook and did you like the movie? >> first of all i got the assignment, and the first showing was at 10:30 this morning, and i was to be back here at 2:30 and i just made it back. it is a very long, sweeping movie, but it doesn't feel like it. i definitely felt -- it was a little awkward to watch the film and know that guns are such a hot button issue right now in america, but in this movie they shoot the bad guy, and that is a very important element. you know so clearly who is good and who is bad, and whatever joy you get out of it it's as old as the fairytale itself. and quentin terantino rescheduled the opening because of what occurred. >> jennifer: i'm not a big violence fan, but i loved this movie. so what is the best movie of all of the nominees to glean sort of a lesson from this year's political environment? >> i will say the film most like the political environment nowadays, of all of the ones that came out whether they were nominated or not was paranormal 4. because it is weird and just keeps happening over and over again. >> jennifer: i
gabrielle giffords was involved in. >> 20 heart broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun laws? who's child has to die next? as mothers, we have to demand a plan. go to demand a plan.org and add your name. >> cenk: let's try to answer that question and bring on congressman steve cohen to talk about this issue. always a great pleasure to have you on, thank you for joining us. >> you're welcome nice to be with you cenk. >> cenk: she said in that ad, when will the politicians find the courage to take on this issue. what's your sense of the congress? will this issue be engaged upon when we have some sort of realistic and reasonable gun regulations? >> as i said earlier on the show, i don't think we will. i did speak to the chair of the house judiciary committee about this issue on the floor last friday, and i was pleased to hear that he said we would have hearings, or some type of con
in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help stops. the nra obviously has a lot of money and therefore a lot of power going into these talks but gabby giffords' new anti-gun group is looking to counteract that. she and her husband mark kelly kick started a campaign this week that they're calling common sense measures to curb gun violence. now, they're hoping to raise $20 million for the 2014 congressional elections. that would match the nra's spending on last year's vote. both giffords and her husband are gun owners and they say while they support seco
figure out what gun control really means for, you know, this country, especially after sandy hook and a lot of other stuff that's happened but interestingly enough, joe biden will be meeting with the nra. that was announced by jay carney. let's get the clip of that. >>? >> this is not a problem that can be somed by gun legislation alone. it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action or single action that the government might take. it's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health of he had cations as well as access to guns. >> i think interesting about that, you know, i think we have to, you can't just look at banning guns in a vacuum. you have to look at all of the things surrounding gun violence in this currentlyountry. i think that is a step in the right direction. joe biden is meeting with the right people besides the fact he is meeting with the nra and the gun safety groups, hollywood, video game makers everyone who has anything to do with and the proliferation of guns and the de desensetization. >> you got it. >> of guns.
to be paul ryan is not a serious person because he voted against of course sandy relief right? he voted to keep people sleeping in their mini vans, because that's for the good of the country and for their own good and of course you said the zombie eyed had it and made sure his constituents knew where to find the sweet government checks. >> yeah, if there was only some kind of device where you can go back and check what they said before. >> stephanie: yes, and you said and people wondered why joe biden kept laughing at him. >> that may be my favorite part of the presidentsal campaign. because it's amazing to me that joe biden doesn't drink. because he has the perfect barroom personality. he looks like he spent his entire life arguing things in barrooms, and it's enormously likable. >> stephanie: it really is. >> so what is the story in washington. your show? >> stephanie: january 19th inauguration weekend. >> oh i will be there and so will my wife. >> stephanie: excellent. love you charlie pierce. >> see you later. [ applause ] >> stephanie: we'll be right back on th
the picture of the president when he first heard about what happened at sandy hook. some of the details, it's the reality of stuff -- there was another detail i heard from the aurora shooting that the 911 dispatcher couldn't hear because there were so many gunshots. bill clinton yesterday. >> i grew up in a hunting culture, but this is nuts. >> stephanie: he says why does anyone need a 30-round clip for a gun. half of all of the mass killings in the u.s. have occurred since the assault weapon ban expired. half in all of the history of the country. so i hope gabby giffords and other people who stepped up after the newtown tragedy. half of all mass killings in the u.s. have occurred since the assault weapons ban expired. how do you explain that. >> feral elves. >> stephanie: yes, feral pigs clearly. the nra president yesterday after the meeting. >> the administration was able to check the box and say they talked to the representativives of firearm owners, and now they wanted to proceed with what they wanted to do. >> great. >> stephanie: anything they are talking about has
. >> stephanie: and can you imagine the officers that responded at sandy hook. and again not to sensationalize but i don't think it takes much for us to recognize what a you said earlier what a six year old looks like when they have been shot multiple times at close range with an assault weapon. >> that's right. but these parents -- that community will never ever be the same, and, you know, it -- it shows that if it can happen in newtown it can happen really literally anywhere. >> stephanie: right. and i think -- i like the administration's approach. they are looking at all parts of it. even as a liberal i think everything should be on the table. mental health, violent video games, it all was part of the mix in newtown, right? >> right. and it has to be comprehensive in every area that makes sense to do. but there is an absolutist kind of element to the gun violence debate that we have really got to get past and that's why when the vice president is inviting nra and gun groups to sit at the table, that makes sense, because this is not an assault on the second amendment, and
u.s. secretary of labor, hulkeda solis. we are talking about judge cagle, sandy relief. we are talking about gun control and we are also taking your calls. give us a call at 1866-55-press. before we do that, we always got to hear what the news is tonight -- this morning. i am used to saying good night. we are going to go to our news update with lisa ferguson. >> it is still tonight in los angeles. that works out. good morning everyone who is not in los angeles. president obama is back from hawaii. he should confirm form ter senator chuck hagel. he is drawing criticism for his policies with israel and iran. senators lindsey graham and ted cruz had sharp words on the talk shows sunday. mitch mcconnell spoke out, on abc's "this week"? >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. >> mcconnell did not stand by some of his previous praise of hagle, but he did say the former senator will get a fai
will say he did the right thing after hurricane sandy like giuliani at 9/11. but i didn't agree with anything that giuliani did before or after that. when they look at a guy like christie, hey, i want to help my state. i'll work with the president. he's a traitor that's the real insanity. >> i think they're just impressed there is a republican with empathy. he cared for his people. that's just being a human being. but a republican with empathy it's like an unicorn eating four four-leaf clover. >> john: democrats loves having a republican that they love. most democrats have a republican dad. like mccain, mike huckabee, a charismatic guy who is a straight talker. george w bush, damn them all. it happens. when did he become this popular among democrats, is it just popularity. >> are you saying we just enjoy a spanking? we want a father figure. >> john: no, i'm saying when you look at presidential elections isn't always the most charismatic who win regardless of platform. >> sadly they will negate. when clinton gore and bush,. >> john: and gore won. >> let's just say gore for the p
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